Bird eater correct name?

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3 years 1 week ago #74149 by Neil Truter
Hi fellow T lovers.
Which t is seen as a "bird eater"?
I have seen different ones being refered to ad "bird eaters" and i'm confused.
Neil

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3 years 6 days ago - 3 years 6 days ago #74150 by Jake
Hi and welcome to the forum.

"Bird eater" is more a common name used to describe the larger species of tarantulas (theraphosid), not always though at times it is just a name.
So there is not just one spider that falls under the common description of "birdeater" and often you will find people will just name or give the spider a common name using the "birdeater" spider.

Here is a lsit of "birdeaters"
Acanthoscurria natalensis (Natal Brown Birdeater)
Cyclosternum schmardae (yellow banded birdeater) (impossible for the spiders size to catch a bird)
Pamphobeteus ultramarinus (Ecuadorian Birdeater)
Phormictopus cubensis (Cuban Brown Birdeater, Cuban brown)
Phormictopus platus (Golden-Grey Caribbean Birdeater, Caribbean gra
Theraphosa blondi (Goliath Bird Eater)
Theraphosa stirmi (Burgundy Goliath Birdeater)
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3 years 6 days ago #74151 by Neil Truter
Thanks.
I have trouble remembering the proper names as it is actually my wife and son's hobby, my son wants a 'birdeater' but he is only 10 and can't give me the proper name. I suspect he is refering to t blondi.

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3 years 6 days ago #74152 by Jake
I think so too, as the T. blondi is the famous spider of the hobby even the none hobby knows about them.

You can get him one of the other larger spiders like,

Acanthoscurria brocklehursti (Brazilian Black and White)
Lasiodora klugi (Bahia Scarlet Birdspider)
Lasiodora parahybana (Brazilian Salmon Pink) just to name 3.

These spiders also have a far amount of size and command respect and make for a talking piont when they are full grown and are allot easier to look after and are cheaper than T.blondi also one can find then so much easier.

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3 years 6 days ago #74154 by Martin Oosthuysen
Hello
I would definitely go with what cascade said,I am adding a photo of a measured specimen since everyone tends to say it is impossible 8inches pre molt !!! Lasiodora parahybana female,and she is only 2years old. Just imagine her size now,she was named Big Bertha.
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3 years 5 days ago #74155 by Neil Truter
Thx guys, sat downn with my son googling the suggested t's and he decided on a. brocklehursti, now to find one

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